Addressing Legalism in the Church

Over the Easter weekend, Eugene wrote a special article sharing some thoughts he had about Easter. Eugene thought most of the BTJ audience would be in agreement that the event celebrated for Easter was not controversial. However, this does not appear to be a universal truth.

Easter is the celebration of Jesus Christ’s resurrection, but some Christians don’t like the celebration of Easter because of pagan influences. The pagan festival of Easter was celebrated in ancient times to celebrate the return of spring. The Christian church adopted this tradition, and so Easter became a Christian holiday.

The pagan origins of Easter are not the only reason why some Christians don’t celebrate it. Some believers don’t like the celebration of Easter because they believe that Jesus was not resurrected on a Sunday. There are also those who argue that celebrating Easter is an act of idolatry, because it involves worshipping the goddess, Eostre.

Unfortunately though, there are many times where Easter is one of only 2 times a year some people will attend church: Christmas and Easter. The truth is, the day of the resurrection changed history forever. So, let’s learn of ways we can find to redeem this day with the discussion in the latest podcast, which you can find below.

Episode 642: Addressing Legalism In The Church

I am a Messianic Jewish believer that felt the tug of the L-rd towards the unreached. I decided I would go to China. My love for the Chinese people grew while I was there, but when I learned of the Back to Jerusalem movement, I knew the L-rd wanted me to be proclaiming His gospel message to the unreached people between China and Jerusalem. Let’s unite and complete the great commission. We need to accept the challenge Jesus has given us so that we can feel the exhilaration of victory.


  1. Ryan Kelly

    We are excited about the call to evangelize the 10/40 window. Standing with BTJ to train and send missionaries to the unreached

    1. Mary Ellen Gilvey

      The only thing Legal with God is always please God. Follow those 10 Commandments daily. Wrap God around your day and marriage and family and job every day and everything will be peachy keen with God who is the Judge the day you die you will see him face to face and he will show you everything you have done that pleased him and everything you have done to displease him then he decides where you go. It’s either Heaven , Hell or Purgatory. If you choose to follow Satan and do evil bad immoral corrupt perverted and violent things then your place is Hell for ALL Eternity. That simple. If you follow God and please him and do good clean moral ethical compassionate Lawful kind things then your path is Heaven. God hand selects who enters his Kingdom of Heaven and allows those Gates to Open where the Trumptes blow and the Choir of Angels sing and then you stand before the Throne of God and get to see the Face of God. Heaven is Pure and Bliss. Many go to Purgatory which is a place to cleanse your soul which must be pure before entering Heaven. Purgatory iis a place of suffering for what you did on Earth that displeased God. He decides how long you stay is in Purgatory. When your Soul is purified and cleasned for your Sins you committed on Earth against God and he feels you suffered enough in Purgatory then God becons and permits you into Heaven. So Atone, Repent, Confess your Sins now. Turn from your evil ways and come to God. You will save your Soul and your fate when you die.

  2. child of God

    Jesus Christ taught us to celebrate Easter by commemorating His death! He is our Passover and I don’t think it’s limited in the New Testament to one feast – once a year! Here is the question, the first disciples who walked with Jesus, how did they celebrate Easter…? If we do not partake of His body and blood, with a life cleansed of sin – the old leaven, then the Easter celebration becomes useless, because we have no fellowship with Jesus, who is the Light and in Him there is no darkness! He is eternal life and our salvation! Glory to Him! He loves you, celebrate Easter as He says, being filled with joy through the Holy Spirit! If we renounce idolatry in our lives and keep Jesus’ commandments, He will come to us with the Father and dwell with us! (text translated with app…) (1 Corinthians 5:6-8); (1 Corinthians 10:14-17)…


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